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H.L. Mencken

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  • Memories of Little Italy

     
    A sweetly illustrated new book arrived on the Antipasto Desk, America's Little Italys: Recipes & Traditions from Coast to Coast. Its author, Sheryl Bellman, devotes about half of the book's geography to the Little Italy neighborhoods in Manhattan and the....
  • Analysis: 'Shaky' Schaefer finds his way

    Analysis: 'Shaky' Schaefer finds his way
    William Donald Schaefer's biggest achievement was also his most unlikely: A man insecure enough to earn the nickname "Shaky" managed to restore the self-confidence of an entire city. The former mayor, governor and comptroller, who died Monday at the...
  • Mencken found his match in biographer Charles Fecher

    The legendary publisher Alfred A. Knopf was a man who valued excellence. For years he searched for someone to write a biography of his friend Henry Louis Mencken. In his opinion, no biography up to then, including that of William Manchester, was right....
  • Charles Adam Fecher

    Charles Adam Fecher
    Charles Adam Fecher, a self-taught Baltimore scholar, author and editor who undertook the formidable task of editing the controversial diaries of H.L. Mencken, died Monday of respiratory failure at St. Agnes Hospital. The longtime Govans and Rodgers...
  • Opening of Mencken's papers 25 years after his death

    It was H. L. Mencken's last party, and the invitation had been written more than 25 years earlier. I was among the invited guests at the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Cathedral Street to witness the opening of Mencken's final papers, which his will...
  • Praise from one Mencken scholar to another

    Marion Elizabeth Rodgers' recent letter praising the work of Charles A. Fecher, the biographer and scholar of Henry Louis Mencken who died on January 16, was right on target. But it should also be noted that Ms. Rodgers is the author of the best and most...
  • Who says Mencken would have hated speed cameras?

    Giving the proceeds for traffic light and speed camera violators to charities is a good idea. Having these devices is a great challenge to speeders and DUI drivers who flout laws designed to protect all of us. I do not believe that H.L. Mencken would...
  • A photographic tour of Towson

    A photographic tour of Towson
    Melissa Schehlein, a Towson native, walked the streets and byways of the Baltimore County seat in search of what was while documenting with her camera what is. The result of her search was the recently published book, "Towson: Then and Now," a 96-page...
  • Ellicott City Farmers Market on Tonge Row has the perfect taste for summer

    It's the most wonderful time of the year for folks who love good food. I've been watching our neighbors, Andie and Rob, painstakingly tend their vegetable garden through all kinds of weather, and against deer looking for a convenient buffet. Their hard...
  • Terrapin, anyone? Happy birthday, H.L. Mencken

    Terrapin, anyone? Happy birthday, H.L. Mencken
    It's Mencken's birthday, and everyone in the newsroom is starving for terrapin stew. And a beer. It took about three seconds to find some good Mencken writing on food and restaurants. He begins the essay "A Genial Restauranteur," from the collection...
  • In a word: Pellucid

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: PELLUCID The light shines through this word...
  • New history tea debuts at Ellicott City's Tea on the Tiber

    New history tea debuts at Ellicott City's Tea on the Tiber
    If you’re a history buff but don’t fancy walking up and down Ellicott City’s hills, take note of the new literary (and stationary) tour at Tea on the Tiber. Now you can have a seat and a sweet in the charming teahouse while listening to...